Senior Lecturer in Experimental Reproductive Biology and Medicine
Karolinska Institute Department of Women´s and Children’s Health

Senior Lecturer in Experimental Reproductive Biology and Medicine

Karolinska Institutet, Institutionen för kvinnors och barns hälsa

- with focus on research

Do you want to contribute to top quality medical research?

Would you like to work with and further develop translational research at Karolinska Institutet and at the Karolinska University Hospital? Do you want to develop the next generation clinical research training and contribute to the education of our students? Welcome to a leading environment within Women’s and Children’s Health in the field of Experimental Reproductive Biology and Medicine.

Your mission

The employment has a focus on research.

The candidate appointed is expected to provide strategic leadership to drive high quality translational research in reproductive medicine leading to publications in high impact scientific journals, introduction of new technology and improvements in clinical outcomes for patients. Furthermore, you are expected to develop and evaluate effectiveness and safety of new clinical interventions and novel treatment strategies in reproductive medicine and to facilitate innovative and mutually beneficial cooperation between industry and within academia, foster good ethical principles in research and clinical practice, communicate research results transparently to the public and represent Karolinska Institutet at international scientific meetings and conferences and to play a leading role in international organizations in the field Human Reproduction, Fertility and Embryonic Medicine.

The candidate is expected to be actively involved in the supervision of PhD students and postdoctoral fellows in research projects as well as to a limited extent in teaching of students at different levels. The candidate is also expected toto participate in the regular academic activities at Karolinska Institutet, such as organizing courses, evaluation of dissertations, evaluation of research funding applications, and taking part in postgraduate education.

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for employment as a Senior Lecturer, in addition to holding a Degree of Doctor, PhD, or having equivalent scientific expertise, the person must have demonstrated  research and teaching expertise, as well as management, development and collaborative skills (See the instructions regarding the Appointment Procedure for Teachers at Karolinska Institutet).

A PhD, primarily in Reproductive Biology, alternatively in another relevant field is a requirement.

The appointee is expected to perform internationally competitive research in the field of experimental reproductive biology and medicine, as documented by the number and quality of publications in international peer-reviewed journals. We are looking for a candidate with documented experience of innovating new technologies, strategically having led a research group, international collaboration, successfully having applied for and obtained research grants as main applicant from large organizations (such as Swedish Research Council, UK MRC, ERC, National Institute of Health -NIH, or other national sources).

The appointee must present successful supervision of doctoral students and have experience of pedagogic activities.

The candidate must be fluent in spoken and written English.

Bases of assessment 

The Senior Lectureship has a focus on research. The assessment will weigh qualifications as follows: research expertise (3), educational expertise (1), leadership, development and collaboration expertise (1).

A genuine interest and verified experience and understanding of mechanisms and methods for evaluating novel treatments reducing gonadotoxic late effects in childhood cancer patients and the risk of future infertility. Furthermore, experience of developing and evaluating novel imaging technologies within the field and previous research experience in large data handling and analysis as well as having initiated and conducted multicenter studies and having led large research consortia is meriting.

Considering the existing lack of knowledge regarding male reproduction, having research competence in studying male fertility and infertility is a merit, however not a requirement.

After an overall assessment of the expertise and merits of the candidates, Karolinska Institutet will judge which of the candidates that have the best potential to contribute to a positive development of the activities at Karolinska Institutet. Since the intended employment is about developing the research area and future leadership, personal qualifications such as the ability to cooperate and building networks is highly meriting.

The applicant shall also have completed courses of 10 weeks of higher education training in teaching (or have equivalent competence) in accordance with the Association of Swedish Higher Education Institutions recommendations for qualification as a higher education teacher. If the person appointed for the position is lacking such education at the time of the employment, the appointee must undergo such education during the first two years of employment.

Good knowledge of Swedish, Norwegian or Danish is a merit.

What do we offer?

A creative and inspiring environment full of expertise and curiosity. Karolinska Institutet is one of the world's leading medical universities. Our vision is to pursue the development of knowledge about life and to promote a better health for all. At Karolinska Institutet, we conduct successful medical research and hold the largest range of medical education in Sweden. Karolinska Institutet is a state university, which entitles to several benefits such as extended holiday and generous occupational pension. Employees also have access to our modern gym for free and receive reimbursements for medical care.

Location: Solna

Department of Women's and Children's Health
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An application must contain the following documents in English: Resumé, qualifications and description of planned research, presented in accordance with Karolinska Institutet’s qualifications portfolio ( 

The applications will be reviewed by external reviewers in English. All the submitted documents shall therefor be written in English.

Welcome to apply!

The application is to be submitted through the Varbi recruitment system.

Want to make a difference? Join us and contribute to better health for all

Type of employment Permanent position
Contract type Full time
First day of employment Upon agreement
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100%
City Stockholm
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number 2-2673/2020
Kristina Gemzell-Danielsson, Head of Department,
Anders Ihrfors, HR-supervisor ,, 08-524 832 87
Union representative
Bodil Moberg , OFR, 08-524 836 01
Henry Wölling, SEKO,
John Inge Johnsen , SACO ,
Published 17.Sep.2020
Last application date 15.Oct.2020 11:59 PM CET

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